There are 7 ways to get from Barcelona to Palermo by plane, bus, train, ferry, car ferry or bus and ferry

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Fly to Palermo  •  5h 35m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Palermo (PMO) BCN - PMO

61€ - 330€

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Fly to Catania, bus  •  8h

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Catania (CTA) BCN - CTA
  2. Take the bus from Catania–Fontanarossa Airport to Palermo

69€ - 332€

Train  •  27h 51m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Grenoble Ter
  3. Take the train from Grenoble to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini Fr
  5. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

208€ - 389€

Train, ferry, bus  •  29h 39m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Marseille St Charles Ave
  2. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Toulon Ter / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Tolone to Trapani
  4. Take the bus from Trapani - Via Ammiraglio Staiti to Palermo Via della Libertà

Bus  •  33h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Milan Barcelona Nord - Bus Station > Perpignan > Montpellier > Marseille - St-Charles Bus station > Nice - Airport > Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia > Milan / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS Baltour

103€ - 183€

Car ferry, ferry  •  35h

  1. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
  2. Take the ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo

138€ - 202€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  2 days 9h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Roma
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Roma Tiburtina to Palermo

228€ - 316€

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Palermo is to bus which costs 100€ - 190€ and takes 33h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Palermo is to fly which costs 60€ - 330€ and takes 5h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona station to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station and arriving at PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS via Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 30m.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Barcelona to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Palermo via Civitavecchia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35h.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Palermo Centrale via Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud, Grenoble, Torino Porta Susa and Roma Termini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 51m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Palermo is 1020 km.

The best way to get from Barcelona to Palermo without a car is to train which takes 27h 51m and costs 200€ - 390€.

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It takes approximately 5h 35m to get from Barcelona to Palermo, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Palermo bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station.

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Barcelona to Palermo train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Palermo.
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  • Distance: 1019.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 35m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Palermo, Italy?

Vueling Airlines, Alitalia and two other airlines fly from Barcelona to Palermo 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Palermo via Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud, Grenoble, Torino Porta Susa, and Roma Termini in around 27h 51m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 600€
Flights from Barcelona to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 700€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Palermo via Turin
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 700€
Flights from Barcelona to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 230€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 650€
Flights from Barcelona to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 700€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Palermo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
170€ - 1100€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 310€
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 28€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
12€ - 18€
Rail 1st Class
19€ - 28€
Train from Marseille St Charles to Toulon
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 24€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
Rail 1st Class
16€ - 24€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Grenoble to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 60€
1st Class
45€ - 60€
Train from Marseille St Charles to Toulon
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
27€ - 32€
1st Class
21€ - 25€
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 150€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
45€ - 70€
Base Standard
85€ - 120€
Base Premium
100€ - 150€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
50€ - 75€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Marseille St Charles to Toulon
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Thello
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Catania–Fontanarossa Airport to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Segesta Autolinee
Phone
06 164 160, +39091342525
Email
info@segesta.it
Website
segesta.it
Bus from Trapani - Via Ammiraglio Staiti to Palermo Via della Libertà
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
segesta.it
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Milan
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Barcelona to Roma
Ave. Duration
45h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
170€ - 240€
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Milano
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
Baltour
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Roma Tiburtina to Palermo
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry operators
Corsica Ferries
Phone
+33.4.95.32.95.95
Website
corsica-ferries.it
Ferry from Tolone to Trapani
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
120€ - 150€
Website
Sardinia Ferries
Website
Sardinia Ferries
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 95€
Website
Grimaldi Lines

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Palermo is to fly which takes 5h 35m and costs 60€ - 330€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 200€ - 390€ and takes 27h 51m, you could also bus, which costs 100€ - 190€ and takes 33h 30m.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Barcelona to Palermo bus services, operated by Baltour, arrive at PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS station.

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Barcelona to Palermo train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Palermo Centrale station.

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Ryanair, Swiss, Vueling Airlines and Alitalia offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Palermo Airport.

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There are 2988+ hotels available in Palermo. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs .

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